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List Rules Vote up the best films appropriate for an eight year old to watch.

This list has tons of wonderful movies for 8 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 8 year olds come in many forms and span many genres. Some great movies for eight year olds to watch are animated or cartoons, while other good films for eight year olds are live action. It should come as no surprise that Disney and Pixar are responsible for many of the top films for 8 year olds, though there are many other classic films listed here as well.

What kinds of movies will you find on this best movies for 8 year olds list? Eight is a great age to introduce children to the galaxy far, far away - that is, the Star Wars franchise. The original trilogy - featuring Leia, Luke, and Han Solo - is especially entertaining for younger viewers. Back to the Future is another fun movie that an 8 year old can watch.

Combining romance and adventure, The Princess Bride has elements that will appeal to many eight year olds - and lots of good jokes for Mom and Dad to enjoy, too. Other films that are featured on this top movies for 8 year olds list include The Nightmare Before Christmas, The NeverEnding Story, and The Karate Kid.

Do you have a favorite movie for eight year olds? Give the best films a thumbs up and add any other films appropriate for 8 year olds if they aren't already listed.

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Movies for 8 Year Olds
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies for 8 Year Olds
Despicable Me 3 Anita Briem, Pierre Coffin, Elsie Fisher

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The Minions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies for 8 Year Olds
The Minions

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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Monster House Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Hugo Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Helen Mirren, John Cleese, Hugo Weaving

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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The Yearling Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Forrest Tucker

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Labyrinth Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

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A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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James and the Giant Peach Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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ParaNorman Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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The Secret Garden Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Kate Maberly

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October Sky Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper

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Two Brothers Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus